Treatment Aftercare Advice
Please click on the + sign to the right of each question for treatment aftercare information. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to telephone us on 023 9238 0692 and we will be very happy to assist you.
All Facials - Aftercare
- Do not undertake any other facial skincare treatments within 48 hours of having a Facial.
- Do not apply perfume or perfumed products to treated area within 48 hours of having a Facial.
- Stay away from direct sunlight/sunbeds and heat, e.g. saunas for 48 hours after having a Facial.
- Do not apply any other exfoliating skincare products for 72 hours after having a Facial.
- Keep makeup and other skincare products to a minimum for 24 hours after having a Facial.
- For long term results use the prescribed products for home care and book in for treatments monthly. Always use an SPF.
Radio Frequency & CACI Electrical Treatments
Radio frequency facials work within the skin by heating the skin to an optimal temperature. It is perfectly normal to experience some redness and warmth immediately after a treatment, and this will subside between 10mins and a few hours depending on your skin.
CACI Treatments work on the muscle to gently exercise with electrical stimulation. The added benefit is that it also stimulates collagen and elasticity of the skin. It is perfectly normal to experience some redness of the skin as well as some muscle ache or tightness a bit like a gym, and this will subside between 10mins and a few hours depending on your skin and muscles as well as where you are in your treatment schedule.
Chemical Peels & Dermaplaning
Chemical peels remove the outermost surface of your skin to help reduce visible signs of skin ageing, acne and discolouration. At the same time, they reveal brighter, smoother skin below. Peels range from mild to intense in strength.
Professional peel side effects can include redness, dryness, itching or irritation as well as swelling, tightness, peeling or scabbing. With 2-3 days, the skin may look flaky or tan as the outermost surface peels off to make room for more radiant, new skin. You may also notice temporarily more pronounced discolouration or age spots as they rise to the skin’s surface before getting sloughed away.
Your skin is more delicate after a peel, so avoid direct sun exposure.
After getting a professional peel, you can minimise your skin’s downtime afterwards by practising these expert tips:
- Wash your face with cool water. Warm or hot water might not feel as good as cool or cold water, which can help soothe post-peel sensations.
- Moisturise and hydrate. Since peels can temporarily compromise your skin’s protective barrier, it’s important to reinforce that barrier with a medium-to-thick moisturiser.
- Drink more water to help avoid dehydration, which could make your skin feel tight.
- Apply sunscreen with SPF30 or more. Your skin is more delicate after a peel, so avoid direct sun exposure, which can lead to even more visible signs of skin ageing. If you must be exposed, use a Broad Spectrum physical sunscreen.
- Avoid strenuous workouts, dry saunas and steam rooms. Increased blood circulation to the face can intensify warming, tingling, itching, redness or other uncomfortable side effects on freshly peeled skin. Skip such activities on the day you have a peel.
- Don’t over-exfoliate. Peels are maximum-strength exfoliants, so you don’t need to use a separate exfoliant (like a scrub, brush or exfoliating cleanser) within 3-4 days of your peel. Over-exfoliating can lead to more redness or sensitivity, so wait until your skin feels up to it.
Once your skin feels “back to normal” after a peel, it’s generally considered OK to resume your regular skincare regimen. For more personalised advice, ask your professional skin therapist how to incorporate peels into your lifestyle.
Skin needling / COMCIT / Mesotherapy Aftercare
Aftercare tips for all micro-needling or mesotherapy treatments
DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE SUN
After you have undergone your micro-needling procedure, stay out of the sun and do not apply any sunscreen, due to the toxins that may be contained in the lotion. Post-procedure, the skin channels are completely open, and any toxins contained in topical applicants may be harmful to you.
DO NOT USE ANY “ACTIVE INGREDIENT” SKIN PRODUCTS
Post-procedure, avoid any skincare product that has active ingredients. These commonly include things like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. The skin will be highly sensitive, and these products will only irritate the skin further.
USE COLLAGEN STIMULATING PEPTIDES
As micro-needling serves to stimulate the production of collagen, the skin needs higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. Collagen Stimulating Peptides assist in that process, further aiding in the stimulation of collagen production.
AVOID THE USE OF MAKEUP AFTER TREATMENT
You must let your skin “breathe” and recover for 24 hours after the procedure. The skin channels are open, and using a makeup brush can penetrate the pores, especially if they are very thin, causing further irritation. Using a makeup brush that has been used before can contaminate the skin and, consequently, lead to infections. Wait for 24 to 48 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.
USE A COOLING FACE MASK
After you have undergone micro-needling, you may experience some skin inflammation or redness. Using a cooling mask will help reduce the inflammation or redness of the skin, giving you more comfort.
USE AN ANTIOXIDANT SERUM
Antioxidant serums have properties that assist in healing the skin. Serums help in soothing the skin and further reduce irritation.
As you sweat the pores of your skin will reopen, and the bacteria on your skin may enter the skin punctures. This can lead to either a reaction or infection.
It is essential to stay hydrated before and after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.
Henna Brow Aftercare
- Do not rub the area treated.
- Avoid heat treatments for 24 hours.
- Do not apply brow make-up for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid sunbathing for 24 hours, as this can cause the tint to fade.
- Avoid swimming/saunas for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid perfumed products for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
Please note that oil-based make up remover can cause the tint to fade quicker. Exposure to the sun/UV lights for long periods can cause the tint to fade quicker.
Please note that the purpose of henna brows is not intended to stain the skin. As the skin naturally sheds, you should expect the colour to fade as your skin naturally exfoliates.
This time may differ from person to person according to your skin type and aftercare, but you can expect this to be between a few days and a week. Your brow hair will remain stained for 4 – 6 weeks, and as it is organic and healthier on the skin & hair, you will experience less shedding and better growth as well as a shiny appearance.
Brow Lamination Aftercare
It’s easy to care for your brows following a lamination treatment. For the first 48 hours, you should treat your brows with care, avoiding getting them wet, steam baths and saunas. After this time, you can treat them normal, simply brushing into place every morning with a spoolie.
Gel Polish Aftercare
To ensure that you get good wear out of your gel polish manicure, we recommend the following aftercare.
A Gel polishes manicure should last approximately up to two weeks, depending on the level of aftercare and the individual. Any issues within the first seven days, please contact us so we can resolve as this may be due to faulty product or application. Gel polish is very robust, and we often wear our gel polish 2-3 weeks.
We recommend the following daily care:
- Avoid products with lanolin, Argan or mineral oils – these are often found in non-professional shampoo, hand creams and facial & body skincare, including treatment for Eczema so please check labels.
- Avoid hot water for 2 hrs post application.
- Avoid products with acetone in, i.e. regular varnish remover.
- Use a cuticle oil (lanolin, Argan oil or mineral oil-free). This helps to hydrate the nail plate and cuticle.
- Prolonged use of hand gels with a high alcohol content can reduce the life of gel polish, and we therefore highly recommend good hand washing with antibacterial soap as a suitable alternative.
- Gel polish does not ruin natural nails, but poor removal does, so Professional removal is preferred.
- Please do not pick or peel as it can damage the natural nail underneath.
- We do sell a removal kit which contains enough product for 5-6 removals.
- There is a small charge for removals with the application of new polish & if you wish to remove and not reapply we also do a healthy hand and nail treatment manicure.
- Alternatively, You can remove yourself at home with acetone – use an emery board to rough up the gel top coat, soak cotton wool on acetone, place on nail and wrap in foil.
- Leave 10 – 15mins and scrape off (never force and reapply the cotton wool if necessary). Please note acetone is harsher than our removal kit so must oil your cuticles and nails afterwards to rehydrate your nails and cuticles.
IPL Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation Aftercare
Please be aware of the following points post IPL or SHR treatments or patch tests.
Please refer to your therapist if you have any further questions by emailing email@example.com
IPL & SHR Aftercare Details
Post-Treatment Instructions / Aftercare Advise for IPL Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation
Please note the following:
- The hairs are NOT vaporised as per laser treatment, but the follicle has been disabled, and the hairs will push through and fall out after 10 to 21 days.
- The hairs will appear to be growing as they are moved forward out of the disabled follicle by the epidermal growth.
- For some patients, it may be beneficial to use Tea Tree Oil once immediately after treatment and antiseptic cream a few days after.
- The treatment is repeated with 1 to 3-month intervals, depending on the body site and lengths of the growth cycles. Typically, more than four treatments are required.
- New hair growth will be seen between treatments.
- In dark skin only a smaller part of the light from the filter will reach the hair follicles, it is therefore vital that you are not exposed to strong sunlight nor use a sunbed one month before and during the treatment.
1. You may experience a mild sunburn sensation following treatment. This will subside within a few hours. Skin redness (Erythema) is normal and may last a few days. Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen) is fine to take (subject to your personal medical history; therefore, please seek medical advice if required). Avoid exposure to the sun but if it is unavoidable, use a sun protection cream of SPF 30 or greater for at least 4 to 6 weeks following your treatment.
2. Keep the treated area clean and dry for the next few days, gently washing twice daily. Your skin pores will be open, and we recommend not to apply heavy creams or lotions as these may block the pores and cause irritation.
3. An over-the-counter healing ointment (such as Aquaphor) may also be used if blisters develop. Ice packs or cool compresses are especially useful for the first few days. Avoid heat, and do not use warm compresses. The treatment area may be left open and uncovered with no bandage or special dressing needed. Loose and comfortable clothing is recommended.
4. Do not scrub or exfoliate the treatment area for at least seven days. Do not use chemicals or medication (other than those referred to in these guidelines) on the treated area for at least one week.
5. As this is a heat treatment, have tepid water showers & baths for 24 hours after the treatment.
Lash Lift and Tint Aftercare
LASH LIFT AND TINT: THE FIRST 24 – 48 HOURS
The first day or two after are the most important. The treatment will still be fixing, so you need to be very gentle with your eyes.
For the first 24 hours:
- No eye makeup or mascara.
- Do not get lashes wet – no swimming (careful in the shower!).
- No rubbing your eyes (if you experience irritation, please wipe with a cold cotton pad).
- Avoid sleeping on your face.
- No hot water/heat/steam on or near your eyes (such as steam and saunas).
LASH TINT AND LIFT AFTER 48 HOURS
Back to normal! You can now take a steamy shower or go for a swim without damaging those lovely lashes. However, to keep your lashes looking in tip-top shape avoid waterproof mascaras or over- rubbing/itching your eyes.
WHY ISN’T MY LASH TINT LASTING AS LONG AS MY LIFT ?
While lash lifts and tints work together to make your eyelashes look fabulous, you might notice that the “tint” part isn’t sticking around as long. This is natural; after two to three weeks, your lashes will grow out, and the tint will begin fading on its own. What you do can keep it around to the very end!
While the tint should give you that eye-popping colour you’ve been craving if you need to use makeup on the lashes, choose very carefully and make sure no oil is in the ingredients list. Use a very gentle face cleanser and/or makeup remover. Wear sunglasses when out on a sunny day, because UV rays can fade the colour real fast! Again, do not rub your eyes! It can be the worst thing for your lashes, and they’ll lose their colour, their body, and even just come off!
Keeping your lash treatments in great condition is a lot easier than it sounds. After the first two days, the lift and tint will be ready to handle more stress. If you need a reminder, just check out how good your eyes look are after the treatment is over – you’ll never forget that!
Lash Extensions Aftercare
Do not touch your lashes or get them wet for the first 24 hrs.
This will allow time for the adhesive to completely dry. After this time, only brush very gently upwards with the lash brush that your therapist will have provided you with.
Do not steam your lashes for the first 48 hrs (cool quick showers or baths).
This includes hot showers, steam rooms, saunas & steaming facials.
Do not pull or rub your lash extensions.
This will cause your natural lashes to fall out prematurely and cause both breakage and permanent damage to the hair follicle.
Do not sleep with your face directly into the pillow.
Whichever side you sleep on you will naturally lose more lashes on that side. We recommend a lash mask to protect your lashes whilst you sleep.
Do not worry when you lose an extension.
Each extension will fall out with its natural lash during its normal growth cycle. Anywhere between 2-5 lashes per day are considered normal.
Do not perm or tint your lashes.
Do not use eyelash curlers.
As they break the glue bond.
Do not use waterproof or liquid eyeliner or oil-based make up remover.
Clean your lashes regularly
It is essential to keep your lashes clean between visits. This reduces the risk of eye & lash infections and helps to maintain a good bond and retention.
- Wet your lashes.
- Take a pump of lash shampoo and use a clean fluffy brush to help foam reach between the lashes more efficiently.
- Rinse off the shampoo thoroughly and ensure no shampoo is left on the lashes.
- Use a clean paper towel to pat the lashes dry. Using a paper towel helps to prevent getting lint or fibres suck in the lashes.
- Brush your lashes with a spoolie using upwards motions.
For best results, we recommend washing your lashes daily
London Lash Pro Gentle Foam Cleanser and/or London Lash Pro Cleanser & Protein Remover Wipes.
To extend the life of your lashes please schedule infills every 2-3 weeks.
Massage, Wraps, Back Therapy, Massage and Facial Combinations Aftercare
- Avoid alcohol and heavy meals for 24 hours after treatments.
- Always drink plenty of water after treatment.
- Do not undertake any other body treatments for 48 hours after treatments.
- Stay away from direct sunlight/sunbeds and heat, e.g. saunas for 48 hours after treatment.
- Keep skincare products to a minimum for 24 hours after treatment.
- Stay relaxed and keep warm for 12 hours after treatment.
Facials & Back therapy – For long term, results book in for regular treatments and use the home care products prescribed as well as an SPF.
Wraps – in addition to the above.
Please do not drink tea, coffee, alcohol or fizzy drinks for 48 hours following a wrap.
Please avoid bathing or showering until the following day (additional tightening and inch loss occurs for up to 12 hours).
Please support your body wrap with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Thank you for your booking for a manual tan (WITH OR WITHOUT EXFOLIATION).
We wanted to share our tips for prep & aftercare of your tan, to keep you looking golden for as long as possible.
Prep: 24hrs before your tan:
- Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells; this will help to prolong your tan. Focus on dry areas such as knees, elbows and feet.
- Shave, wax or use depilatory cream to remove any unwanted body hair (ensure that this is done no later than 24hrs before your appointment).
- Moisturise your body.
On the day of your tan:
- Shower but do not apply any moisturiser or oil-based products, as these can act as a barrier to the tan.
- If you are not already wearing nail polish, it helps to apply a clear base coat to protect your nails from the tan.
- Bring dark, loose-fitting clothes and flip-flops to wear after your tan. Any tight clothing could cause your tan to rub off before it is fully developed.
- We provide disposable G-string underwear to wear during your tan but if you would feel more comfortable in your own underwear then feel free to bring some along. It will likely come into contact with our tanning products though, so don’t wear your favourite pair!
- If it’s likely to rain on the day of your appointment, it would be useful to bring along an umbrella.
- If possible, wear no make-up or deodorant; however, we do have baby wipes on hand if you need to remove it at your appointment.
- Avoid wearing tight shoes, clothing or carrying bags on your shoulders/arms while your tan is developing, as they could rub it off.
- Avoid coming into contact with water or carrying out any activities which cause sweating.
- If you are leaving your tan to develop overnight, then cover your bedding with dark sheets or towels.
- The colour of the tan is a guide colour, once washed off this will reveal the actual colour of your tan.
- Your therapist will advise how long to leave your tan on your skin before showering. When you shower, it should be with cool water and as brief as possible. Use a gentle shower gel where necessary and don’t scrub or exfoliate. Pat yourself dry with a towel.
- To prolong your tan, moisturise twice daily.The amount of time manual tanning lasts varies from individual to individual depends on the skin type, and aftercare followed; however, you should expect on average 8 -10 days.
- Four days post tan, you should start to exfoliate daily gently. This will help your tan to fade evenly.
- If you want to top-up your tan, we stock various tanning products which can be applied at home. Speak with your therapist to find out which products best suit your tanning needs.
- To keep your tan looking good for as long as possible, try to avoid activities which cause excessive sweating, or coming into contact with chlorine.
- Remember that your tan does not contain any sun protection, so always apply sunscreen when exposed to the sun.
If you have any further questions regarding your tan, then please feel free to respond to this email or give the salon a call.
We look forward to seeing you at your appointment.
Please follow the guidelines below to ensure your skin is cared for properly over the next few days.
Please note: some slight soreness, small bumps and redness are common and perfectly normal temporary reactions, especially if this is your first wax. These symptoms should subside over the next 24 – 48 hours.
If you experience persistent redness or irritation, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Keep the waxed area clean, and avoid heat and friction during the next 24 – 48 hours.
- No hot baths or showers (cool to lukewarm water only).
- No saunas, hot tubs, massage or steam treatments.
- No tanning (sunbathing, sun beds or fake tans).
- No sport, gym work or other exercise.
- Avoid scratching or touching the treated area with unwashed hands.
- Wear clean, loose fitting clothes.
- Avoid swimming in chlorinated pools.
- Do not apply deodorants, body sprays, powders, lotions or other products to the area, other than those recommended by your therapist.
To soothe and protect the skin, apply an antiseptic cream or soothing cream such as aloe vera to the waxed area regularly for 3 days following your treatment. Always wash your hands before applying any product.
To prevent ingrown hairs: starting a few days after your appointment and then continuing a couple of times every week, exfoliate the areas you get waxed using a dry brush or exfoliating mitt on dry skin. We have products designed for waxing aftercare in the salon that your therapist or reception can recommend you.
We recommend that you moisturise every day to keep the skin supple and help new hairs to grow through normally. Don’t exfoliate too much or exfoliate too rough as this can irritate the skin and cause ingrown hairs.
You may notice a small amount of re growth after a week or so. It can take up to 4 treatments for your hair to achieve a regular growth cycle that gives best results.
You will need at least 3-4 weeks growth of hair before it can be successfully removed by waxing;
Please do not shave between your appointments.
To maintain your smooth appearance, we recommend regular waxing every 4-6 weeks. This is the Anagen stage of the hair growth and optimal interval for waxing. If you leave waxing longer than this the growth cycle enters the Telogen stage of hair growth and this can result in uneven or broken hairs.